The Libraries seek to support research and instruction in Biometry. Biometry is the theory and application of statistics, mathematics, and computing to biological problems. Research in biometry is associated with agricultural field sciences, animal breeding, plant, animal, and human epidemiology, and ecology and environmental sciences. The library broadly collects information on scientific investigation design, analysis of data, bio-mathematical modeling, and theoretical and computational biology.
The major departments associated with biometry are located on the Geneva and Ithaca campuses and include Animal Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, Nutrition, Natural Resources, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Operations Research. Cornell is one of the few universities that offer Biometry at the undergraduate level.
Overall, the collecting goals for Biometry are suitable for dissertation-level research and undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education.